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Reinforcing Vocabulary in All Content Areas
Learning new words and developing an extended vocabulary, with accompanying compatible definitions, is a common task throughout all disciplines and at all levels of school. Teachers are always looking for new ways to motivate their students, but when the work … Continue reading
Posted in Differentiation, General Strategies, Language Arts, Social Studies, Teaching Strategies
Tagged active learning, comprehension, concept integrated, cooperative group work, differentiation, discovery learning, empowering students, handson instruction, interactive classroom, interdisciplinary instruction, intrinsic motivation, studentcentered instruction, vocabulary
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Certified Coaches Can Help AtRisk or New Teachers
New York State’s teacher evaluation system has finally arrived and we all recognize that this is a time of transition and a time of opportunity. New York, like other states, is beginning to roll out assessments of teachers. Therefore, it … Continue reading
Posted in Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Assessment, Assessment, Classroom Coaching, Coaching, Coaching Teachers, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Motivation
Tagged classroom coaching, communication, concept integrated, cooperative group work, differentiation, discovery learning, discussion strategies, Educational Assessment, educational coaching, educational consultant, empowering students, handson instruction, instructional coaching, interdisciplinary instruction, making connections, motivation, performance contracts, questioning, teacher assessment, teacher evaluation
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Carousel Brainstorming
(c) 2012 Andi Stix, Ed.D The Carousel Brainstorming strategy is easy to implement. Each cooperative group walks up to an openended question posted on chart paper, discusses it, brainstorms answers or solutions, and writes down responses within a given amount … Continue reading
Posted in Discussion Strategies, General Strategies, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Language Arts, Teaching Strategies
Tagged accountability, active discussion, active learning, active listening, assessment, authentic assessment, brainstorm, brainstorming, communication, comprehension, concept integrated, cooperative group work, cooperative learning, differentiation, discussion strategies, handson instruction, handson learning, language art strategies, learning, making connections, student ownership, teaching strategies, teaching strategy, writing, writing across the curriculum
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Kinds of Writing
(c) 2012 Andi Stix, Ed.D Do you want to spicen up the styles of writing that you assign to your class? Do you want to give your students a list of choices from which they can choose? Here’s a fabulous … Continue reading
Posted in Curriculum Writing, General Strategies, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Language Arts, Motivation, Teaching Strategies, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Curriculum
Tagged active learning, communication, comprehension, concept integrated, curriculum writing, debate strategies, differentiation, flexogeneous grouping, handson instruction, interactive instruction, interdisciplinary instruction, kinds of writing, language art strategies, learning, math manipulatives, negotiable contracting, political cartoons, student ownership, teaching strategies, word box, writing, writing across the curriculum
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Thematic Guiding Questions Pertinent to Adolescents
by Andi Stix Ed.D. and Frank Hrbek © 2004 Social Studies Strategies for Active Learners, published by Teacher Created Materials Oftentimes teachers struggle with whether or not to teach Social Studies chronologically or thematically. Well, the teacher can easily do both, … Continue reading
Posted in Curriculum Writing, Guiding Questions, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Questioning, Social Studies, Teaching Strategies, Writing Curriculum
Tagged classroom coaching, coaching students, communication, comprehension, concept integrated, criteria for assessment, curriculum writing, educational coaching, essential question, guiding question, guiding questions, interactive classroom, learning, making connections, motivation, openended questions, ownership, questioning, questions, student empowerment, student motivation, student ownership, thematic questions
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Differentiating the Curriculum How We Established a MultiLevel, Young Adult Literature Bookroom for the Social Studies Department
© 2000 by Andi Stix, Ed.D., Recently, the District #2 Office in New York City mandated that all children at the middle school level should read 25 books per year. While the burden of this mandate fell most heavily on … Continue reading
Posted in Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Differentiation, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Language Arts, Social Studies, Teaching Strategies, Writing Across the Curriculum
Tagged comprehension, concept integrated, cooperative learning, differentiation, discussion strategies, educational coaching, flexogeneous grouping, interactive classroom, interdisciplinary instruction, intrinsic motivation, Language Arts, learning, literature circles, making connections, multilevel bookroom, multiple perspectives, social studies, social studies strategies, student empowerment, student motivation, student ownership, teaching strategies, young adult literature, young adult literature in the Social Studies
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The Link Between Art and Mathematics
© 1994 by Andi Stix, Ed.D. ERIC: Eric Resources Information Center #ED398170 … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Art Integration, Articles, Speeches & Past Posts, Assessment, Differentiation, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Mathematics, Speeches
Tagged active learning, art and math, art integration, assessment, authentic assessment, communication, comprehension, concept integrated, curriculum writing, differentiation, discovery learning, empowering students, handson instruction, interactive classroom, interactive instruction, journal writing, learning, learning styles, long term memory, Mathematical Concepts, mathematical instruction, mathematics, memory, multimodal instruction, pictorial journal writing, problem solving, student empowerment, student motivation, student ownership, teaching mathematics, teaching strategies, underachievement, visual imagery, visualization, visualizing mathematics
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Fraction Rings: Teaching Time, Decimals and Degrees
(c) 1993 Fraction Rings designed by Andi Stix were produced by Cuisenaire Company of America. This set of math manipulative rings are to be used with Fraction Circles. If you are interested in ordering this set, please make sure that you … Continue reading
Posted in Journal Writing, Manipulatives, Math, Mathematics, Teaching Strategies
Tagged art and math, brainstorm, brainstorming, communication, comprehension, concept integrated, differentiation, discovery learning, empowering students, fractions, fractions and decimals, fractions and degrees, fractions and time, handson learning, intrinsic motivation, learning styles, making connections, math manipulatives, math strategies, mathematical instruction, mathematical understanding, memory, multimodal instruction, picjour math, pictorial journal writing, problem solving, teaching decimals, teaching degrees of a circle, teaching fractions, teaching math, teaching mathematics, teaching strategies, time and degrees, time and fractions, visual imagery, visualization
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Index Card or Guided Notes Games for Reinforcing Content
One of the most effective teaching strategy groups that is simple to implement involves inexpensive index cards. Whether students keep guided notes while they read text or keep a dictionary of new words in an index box, the following strategies … Continue reading
Posted in Discussion Strategies, General Strategies, Listening, Manipulatives, Motivation, Social Studies, Teaching Strategies
Tagged active discussion, active learning, active listening, assessment, brainstorm, brainstorming, communication, comprehension, concept integrated, concept integration, cooperative group work, cooperative learning, discovery learning, discussion strategies, empowering students, handson instruction, handson learning, index card strategies, index cards classroom instruction, index cards in the classroom, interactive classroom, interactive instruction, intrinsic motivation, language art strategies, Language Arts, learning, learning styles, math strategies, mathematical instruction, memory, motivation, multiple perspectives, openended questions, posing questions, problem solving, reinforcement games, selfassessment, student empowerment, student motivation, student ownership, students coaching students, visual imagery, word box
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